Cutting Edge Color: Tangerine Tango

Pantone 2012 Color the Year: Tangerine Tango
Pantone 2012 Color the Year: Tangerine Tango

I don't normally write about home decorating, but I was reading a home & design article in the current issue of Realtor® Magazine about the Pantone 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango. So, I thought I'd share it with you in the context of using it in your home, whether you're getting it ready to sell or getting ready to buy a new home, or thinking about adding some color even if you're staying put. There’s already a List of Top Ten Tangerine Tango Products.

Top 10 Tangerine Tango Products
Top 10 Tangerine Tango Products

Tangerine Tango is a bright, burnt orange hue. Here are 3 ways to incorporate this color, reminiscent of a sunset, in your home:

Pantone's Tangerine Tango Sitting Room
Pantone's Tangerine Tango Sitting Room

Stage it with Accessories. A moderate amount of tangerine tango can add just the right amount of pop with pillows, throws, or table top accessories. Pair it with gray-scale neutrals for a modern flair.

Mix it in the kitchen. Some home owners are choosing this sunset hue for kitchen appliances to add an extra colorful touch.

Brighten up a wall. As Pantone suggests, try a painted accent wall in tangerine tango to create "a dynamic burst of energy" in the kitchen, entryway, or hallway.